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#1 Hickmania

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Posted 23 April 2003 - 12:14 AM

There are TOO MANY doubting Thomas's on this forum. Ferreal. This has been the most incredible series I've seen, probably in my lifetime. Granted, I haven't seen a lot of playoffs series. Okay, at least grant me that this is the greatest 1st round series.

HOW CAN YOU DENY THEM?
Manny Fernandez and Dwayne Roloson will carry this team dep this year! Their THIRD year!!!

What more better testament to Devils power can their be than the success of Jacques LeMaire and Philip Kuba in Minnesota!!??

On a side note, the T-Wolves win aswell tonite.

Does it get ANY BETTER for a Minnesota fan tonite? Hmm.. Game 7 of the Finals vs. the Devils? That's the only top for me, at least.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 12:17 AM

The Twins lost, lol. Just playing, 20th game of the baseball season is meaningless, a great night for Minnesota, two playoff wins against much hated opponents. Long Live the Land of 10,000 Lakes!
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 12:19 AM

Minnesota will beat Vancouver.

They will NOT beat Dallas.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 12:25 AM

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Posted 23 April 2003 - 12:26 AM

Minnesota will beat Vancouver?

Not bloody likely.

But it's still a great season for Minnesota and their fans.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 12:37 AM

I think people are now overrating the Wild and underrating the Canucks. The Canucks are very dangerous.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 01:06 AM

The Canucks are very dangerous. So were the Blues. Thus the underrating of the Canucks.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 01:29 AM

Why would the Wild have to worry about Dallas? Anaheim will take care of Dallas! :D
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 08:19 AM

how did you get the dancing blue blob? i want it back!
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 08:33 AM

Minnesota will beat Vancouver. Cloutier isn't strong enough, nor is their defense. Minnesota will do a good job shutting down Naslund and Bertuzzi (Bertuzzi has been invisible for 7 games anyway). Don't be surprised.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 08:41 AM

The Avs did not have a player like Bertuzzi.

The Canucks do.

The Wild do not have the defenseman to contain Bertuzzi. No one on their backline is very big, or very physical. Expect Bertuzzi to put up a point a game at least, Vancouver in 5.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 10:44 AM

Once you get past the first line, the Canucks leave little to be desired. It will be a tough battle for Minnesota but you can't come out and say they won't win. The same thing for the Ducks. Until they lose nobody can say they can't win. The playoffs are primed for upsets and that includes our beloved Devils. Imagine a Tamp Bay vs. Anaheim Stanley Cup final?
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 11:20 AM

The Canucks foward depth leaves a great deal to be desired, they have no true 2nd line. The Sedins just dont cut it yet if they ever will. Their 3rd line is very good as is the 4th, however there is no secondary big scoring threat, allowing teams to focus on the Morrison Naslund Bertuzzi line, and try to take advantage of mismatches from there.

Oh and tri i beg to differ that minnisota's defense doesnt have any big players. No one on that roster is less then 6' the lightest guy being 187. All the others are over 205. That is size.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 12:17 PM

Minnesota is playing with heart... They will ride it for as long as they can... Most Minnesota-level teams would have gave up when Sakic scored that goal...

The Avs were too arrogant, they seemed to think they were going win doing whatever they wanted to do...

Minnesota is a heart team, if a Vancouver team shows up with heart as well, then Minnesota will lose... but if the Nucks show up arrogant, then they will get beat in the OT battles... but I doubt now that Minnesota beat the Avs, that Vancouver will take them lightly...

same with the Stars looking at the Ducks... the Ducks have more talent than heart compared to Minnesota...

If anything so far this playoff season, I learned more of the value of systems over players.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 01:26 PM

I think the Canucks are exactly the team Minnesota would like to face next. Minnesota has a big rivalry with the Canuckleheads, so this is exactly the kind of series that would get Minnesota fired up to play against whoever comes next--probably Dallas. New Minnesota vs. Old Minnesota, I just want to see the showdown.

I think some of the Minnesota energy players, Muckalt, Ronning, and Mitchell, need to generate some steam too. They need to get contributions from everyone, since I think Bertuzzi will do a better job of keeping Gaborik pressed than Adam Foote, especially after his injury.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 01:35 PM

You cannot discuss 1st lines without discussing Minnesota's offense, which is composed of castoffs and Gaborik. They got nothing going last night, no consistent offense at all, and scored their regulation goals on the power play.

Sarge, their defense may be big, but please tell me who is big enough to contain Bertuzzi. Zyuzin and Sekeras are not physical players at all, Kuba is big and strong, but doesn't play physical, Mitchell does, Schultz has some size too, and I forget the 6th guy offhand.. in other words, Bertuzzi will have his way in the crease.

The Wild hardly have the players to matchup with the Canucks. The Canucks learned their lesson from the last series. Their problem will be that they tend to play undisciplined hockey and the Wild have trouble scoring 5 on 5..

When you discuss this series, you have to speak in reality. The reality is, the Canucks have a hell of a lot more talent, and their 2nd line is probably better than the Wild 1st line, despite the 'Nucks lack of a 2nd line.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 03:34 PM

Bertuzzi cannot win all four games by himself.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 03:38 PM

When you discuss this series, you have to speak in reality. The reality is, the Canucks have a hell of a lot more talent, and their 2nd line is probably better than the Wild 1st line, despite the 'Nucks lack of a 2nd line.

Tri I think the Wild fairy tale will end here too, but let's remember one thing, the Wild have the edge in goal. That can't be underestimated.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 03:42 PM

Since when, Has?

Since about 3 games ago. Otherwise, I rate Cloutier and Fernandez as equal. Hell, Fernandez didn't even start the series.

Zamode, I wasn't saying that, I was saying all else being equal, Bertuzzi will be the factor that wins this series.
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Posted 23 April 2003 - 03:59 PM

Bertuzzi will be the factor that wins this series.

If he gets his head out of his ass sure. The only thing i can remember from him from last series is knokcing McInnis out for a few games. No big goals, no clutch plays. Naslund is the one who took off and one that series for them. Bert has 1 goal and 3 assists in 7 games. Not exactly the kinds of production you want from him.

And Tri if you learned anything from the Boston series i hope you learned that it doesnt take an overly physical player in a good system to shut down 1 big tough dominant player. The Wild's system is every bit as good as ours, and i wouldnt underestimate them trying to make the Nucks 2nd-4th line try to beat them instead of letting that top line do it.

Im not saying that the Wild are gunna win this series, i just believe that you are underestimating them.
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